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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

February or March 2009 Handout idea

Make sure you visit my original blog to get the March message links, view the cute videos that I found that go so well with this lesson, and to read my own post about the Message.

This is a cute little idea that I have put together for many different occasions. This ideas can be used for the Visiting Teaching handout for February or March, or if you change the header wording, you can even give it out for any other occasion, like Birthday or even wedding party favors, make a dip mix in packet, or just about for any other reason you want to give out a tiny bit of fun to someone. The directions are on each page. The header is self explanatory but the other two pages with printed strips are if you would like to add a bottom outside package to the header.
Just cut it out, and fit around the filled plastic bag and secure the tops by stapling. Then you can attach the header as outlined on the directions on that page. This turns out really cute. If you have some scrapbooking paper, you could use that as well and measure the width to be 4 inches and length to be as tall as you want your bag up to 11 inches, but that is probably too large. If you want to make the bottom squared off so it can stand alone when filled, you can make two folds about 5/8 down both ends of the length which will leave about and inch or two for a flat bottom. Another cute ideas is to cut a window in the front of the bottom half of the bag in an oval, circle or square, so that the candies or treats inside can be seen.

I have prepared for you the header page which goes with the Visiting Teaching message for this month. You can fill it with whatever you want but the focus is to have a Mommy Moment which is the divine destiny of Women and Mothers. Suggest to your sisters that they take a moment with their children to focus on some kind of teaching moment or just some nurturing, togetherness time. This is about the only example I could find online to show you sort of what you will be making this month.

If you are giving this to a women who does not have children, suggest that she might share a nurturing and friendshipping moment with someone she knows such as a friend, a niece or nephew, a neighbor, or even pass it on to those she Visiting Teaches. For a Grandmother, she could have some fun nurturing moments with her grandchildren.

I hope that you enjoy this idea. I will have another idea for a April handout hopefully by the end of this month. Lots of love and happy Visiting Teaching, Katie G.


Emma said...

I love your ideas! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have given you an award on my church blog at come and check it out!

Anonymous said...

I wish I would've learned about this site sooner I'm going in a couple hours:) Next time.
Thanks for your hard work.

*julie* said...

Wow, what a great blog! Thanks for sharing your great ideas as well as your testimony of visiting teaching!

You know what they say about old friends and antiques? They grow more valuable with time.

Glad that you dropped by my blog!

This blog and it's contents go hand in hand with my Visiting Teaching Tips and handouts blog found at If you by accident get to this blog first, make sure to go back to the other one and see all that there is for you there. This is sort of my overflow or stroage blog because I can't keep everything there, so I add my creations to this storage unit and that is my Visiting Teaching Surprise for you. Sometimes however, I do put in things that I think you would enjoy even if they aren't specifically related to Visiting Teaching, but my vision in life is that if I take all the time to make things, I may as well share them and get more use out of them. Sorta like hand me downs but brand new "Down loads". I hope you enjoy these freebies. Drop me a note to say hello in the comments under the downloads posts.